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they performed down to the molecular level. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> there were some anxious moments in the east bay when evacuations were ordered after a natural gas leak. started about 9:45 this morning in richmond. pg&e says workers ruptured a natural gas main. richmond fire officials say the contractor didn't check where underground pipes are buried. firefighters went door to door at nearby apartments telling people they needed to leave. the leak was capped about 11:30 and people were eventually allowed back into their homes. >>> we know what caused faulty emergency alerts in contra costa county after a gas leak in alamo yesterday. alerts went out to unaffected areas. a sheriff's spokesperson says part of the problem was a software upgrade. also a technical error by a contractor caused the message to be sent out. >>> a bay area soldier is set to receive the nation's highest military award. the congressional medal of honor. army staff sergeant ty carter is receiving the medal for combat in afghanistan. this is video produced by the insurgents in their battle. as many as 400 taliba
be open by labor day. i am tom vacar ktvu channel 2 news. >>> at&tsays it is spending $1 billion -- prepaid cell phone carriers carriers. and operates under the brand name cricket. at&t 5 million customers. shares jumped to $15. >>> news with mix wells fargo and jp morgan reported profits. >>> the owner of the online streamer hulu is taking that company off the market. it shows tv shows and movies from those network and had about 4 million page of describers. it appears so far those bids have been too low. >>> a be loved bay area bakery restaurant back opening after a fire of closure for two months. the cause of that fire was never determined. employees say they're glad to be back at work. the oakland landmark is open on its regular schedule from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. everyday. >>> a member of the white house maybe soon on her way to california, rob roth tell us now. >> reporter: homeland security janet appears to be -- she's been dominated of the first president of the california of university. >> the board of search committee, he spoke with her today. >> one of the things she want
another strike. our consumer editor tom vacar lays out what each side needs to be done before the deadline. >> reporter: but, now it is granting them a $33 million increase. >> really we wanted to let the public know we are only days away from the deadline and we want them to know where we stood. >> a comparison chart of the numbers, bart wants a four year contract, the unions want 3. according to bart, over 4 years al raise pay 8% t. unions want 21 and a half percent. bart wants blows who contribute nothing now and -- the unions want to contribute 3% over 3%. the unions want to remain of the current at $92 a month. >> the numbers -- >> the total misrepresentation of the fact, yes. >> are the taxpayers are going to put up a 18% fair increase of the pay of the raise. >> but, the unions say the bart's surplus in money will cost riders nothing. whatever the truth maybe, it appears that the gap be and unions appears to be abaptist. >> stop negotiating with us at the table >> we apologize for the fact that the public has been dragged into our labor mess. >> strict deadlines, five and a ha
with tom vacar who just got off a bart train. tom is here to explain what it took to get the system back up and running after five days. >> reporter: it's a fair question. the question is this, if it the deal was struck last night, why did it take until late today to get the trains rolling? bart's highly complex, automated system, it relies on human employees to make it work. that work began many hours ago. with every day checks as well as special situations. >> they went on strike after the pride parade. we broke records that night. who knows what the trains are looking like this morning. >> reporter: the most critical factors come from the fact that rarely are bart cars idle and unattended. >> they're starting safety checks. some are manual. some are powering up. >> reporter: so now that the technical side is caught up, the more delicate issue of public and rider relations must take its course. reporting live, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now on how much the five strike days cost bart. according to the transit agency the charter buses cost $100,000 per day. bart lost a
's consumer editor tom vacar joins us live from negotiation headquarters with the reason for the hold up. tom? >> the progress report, no progress. zip. nodda. zero. >> reporter: the union called a news conference today to bash bart's hired chief negotiator who went on vacation. today the union issued their version of his record. >> 47 national labor relations board complaints. 7 strikes since 2005. 450,000-dollar settlement. >> reporter: with no one else authorized to make a deal none of the issues can be discussed for another week. >> creating of a crisis for the intend of taking leverage at the bargaining table. unfair labor practice and is illegal. >> the general manager said the vacation was planned and approved by the mediators. >> the schedule was set up by the mediators. >> reporter: negotiations are on going. >> we have negotiators at the table today and we will be here all next week. we are activelyning day in and -- negotiating day in and day out. >> the negotiators were gone 40% of the time from april to now as far as i know and same with the negotiators. >> reporter: the chief
. ktvu's tom vacar joins us live from one of the parks to show us how crowded it was. tom? >> reporter: these cars are almost 6 miles away from the park. these people walked to get into that park because the parking lot was jammed. today and tonight people will gather and it is for more than just fun. >> reporter: the park in pleasanton was maxed out. parking lot full, heat unbearable. at this park the heat caused many calls to 911. as many people walked 6-miles to get into the park whose parking lot was full and yet they kept coming. >> any park is parked. everything is packed. >> reporter: america is known as the great melting pot and here for people of every background this is the shared experience of independence day. >> 4th of july, fireworks, show with the family. >> reporter: we really are united. >> we don't see race, color. everybody is celebrating today, 4th of july. >> everybody here is happy because today everybody have plans today. that is great. never see that before. >> reporter: do you like the idea your children can meet other children? >> yes. yes. i like that. >> rep
during an event in san francisco. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar has been monitoring the talks and he is live from headquarters at the caltrans building in oakland. tom? >> reporter: the chief negotiator came down and said there was no progress. she indicated that whatever progress was made in 2-1/2 months produced only minor results at best. >> reporter: it takes hundreds and hundreds of specific negotiated clauses to make up a bart contract and so far few minor issues have been agreed upon. >> we have dozens of agreements that have been reached with the unions. >> all of the tentative agreements we had we had for three weeks. >> reporter: these minor agreements have nothing to do with wage, pension and healthcare issues that remain far apart. >> we think the work we will do this week on the major issues could be fruitful. >> we should have spent the past 12 days trying to revolve them. >> the union says bart's negotiator remains on vacation till tomorrow. >> we thought he would be back today but we haven't seen anyone today. >> the rest of the issues are raised so they avoid talkin
riders are getting. new at 6:00 p.m. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live at the ferry building. some are wondering if it would be handled better if it was private. >> reporter: generations ago most public transit was publicly owned. >> reporter: the east bay ferries are publicly owned, a private company operates them. >> the answer is to let the ferry service run bart. >> reporter: some say -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: new york's ferries, denver and atlantic city and allowing private competition in miami and atlanta. what do passengers think about privatizing bart? >> i should be considered. i can't fathom the difficulties and benefits on that. it should be considered. >> reporter: the anger does not support privatization. >> i think keeping it public is fine. >> this is a public services and it should be for better or worse. >> reporter: he says if the strike were to drag out riders might prefer a lesser evil. >> not taking a lot of the important public good of -- into consideration. >> reporter: every rider agreed on this -- >> they had more than enough time to come to a agreement
complete. tom vacar with that story. >> reporter: without question the ntsb is clearly running the show. the ntsb is even directing the plane's departing on the parallel runway, use another taxi way so they don't cross the end of the crash site. >> even -- under federal law they take over the scene, the wreckage, the witness statements, the logbooks everything. >> reporter: and the ntsb keeps releasing what it knows everyone from the pilots. >> he assumed the auto throttles were maintaining speed. >> reporter: many are criticizing the press conferences and interviews saying the ntsb release of information has fueled rampant of the cause of the accident. until it's time they won't succeed. >> one of the hallmarks of the ntsb is our transparency. >> reporter: mike mccarren former spokesman once attended an ntsb former school. >> what they thought us is give as much information that you can when you can. and that's exactly what they do when the facts come out. they present them. >> they give little press conferences and put a little bit of this, and a little bit of that out. >> reporter:
to the span's broken bolts that could mean a sooner-than- expected opening date. tom vacar joins us now with the details of this possible fix. >> reporter: julie, this is a word-renounced earthquake bridge engineer, on caltrans' independent peer review board. he literally wowed the crowd. >> again, it is my pleasure to call to order the meeting. >> reporter: members were given briefings on why the bridge will open in december or even later, pending completion of the retrofit to replace the bolts. then a member of the review panel dropped a bombshell, announcing what he says is his own better, much faster solution. >> this is a very simple structural operation, the complete design for the shims has been done. the contractor has it in front of them. >> reporter: because the bolts on the main earthquake support have failed, the new idea says let's do something with these two other road supports. what they intend to do is literally take plates of metal and stick them in here, like shims, or washers, to stiffen everything up. hopefully that will resist an earthquake. >> we can achieve the se
tom vacar takes a look at how those violent protest are affecting businesses. >> reporter: more than a few business people are wondering what is going to be the incident that provides the last straw that breaks the camel's back. >> as replacement crews install glass today in downtown oakland, other businesses were leaving their board up waiting to see what happens this weekend. >> when these protest events that include violence and destruction of property is happening, it scares potential customers away. >> the owners say they belief in their broke clientele. >> we believe in the oakland police dent their efforts to control and make sure people are protesting peacefully. >> the police department worries oakland resident jim hines. >> having a small bus department, we can only do so much. we're not big like san francisco, la or new york. >> a lot of people that are doing the construction are people coming into oakland from outside territories. those outside territories aren't getting the privilege of the credit further. >> fearful of big insurance rate increases or cancellations, some
to have a plan in place should the workers walk out. tom vacar has the small but significant steps taken today by the -- >> reporter: this main organization for transportation in the bay area is not going to wait until the last minute for a strike that's more and more likely to happen. neither party seems to be on the same page. >> we need to be talking about salaries, pensions, benefits. >> we're no farther along than we were yesterday or the day before yesterday. >> reporter: so they launched their strike plans today. besides coordinating with other transit agencies, caltrans and the chp, they're asking people to consider casual car pooling. >> 80 personalty of the car that is cross the bay bridge have three empty seats in them. there's the driver and that's the biggest waste of transportation resource that we have in the bay area. >> reporter: experts say if just 25% of those 280,000 passengerless cars, that's 30,000 commuters without a single car. if half did it b.a.r.t. wouldn't even be a gridlock factor. >> if you can car pool and get to the car pool lanes your commute goes a lot
coverage this evening. tom vacar tells us the complicated way the system had to be restarted. >> reporter: the bart start up is very much like a shotgun start in a golf tournament. everybody starts playing at the same time but on different tees. a bart train was sitting four hours before what was scheduled to resume service. other trains were sent to stand by at other stations. prepositioning the trains from the four storage yards to the many stations throughout the system, bart can start service across the system all at once as it does every day. it could only be done today once employees were given enough advance notice to get to their stations hours before the 3:00 p.m. start. >> we need to have minimum staffing levels at our yards and stations but in the control room and urinant maintenance shops. it's important everyone is in place. >> reporter: much of the preoh opening work was detailed stuff. >> tickets, money, escalators are working and elevators. there's a lot of checks that go into place. >> reporter: the trains will get their first real workout come monday morning when the reg
have team coverage tonight. mark tamayo is tracking the heat but first to ktvu's tom vacar. >> reporter: look at this. these cars, believe it or not, are 6 miles away from the park's entrance gate. this is how far some people were willing to walk to get to the lake, family and friends. >> reporter: wasn't even noon and the parking lots were fulled and closed to more cars. the only way in, on foot. they still had three miles to go on foot in brutal heat. >> our family is down there. it is a important holiday. we want to be together and go and swim in the lake. >> reporter: if you needed proof on how important parks are, this is it. >> i don't agree with this one. people is hot -- it is very hot. somebody can pass out. >> reporter: togetherness had a high price because getting there meant from road side parking outside the park. >> extremely hot. hydrating. heat stroke is a concern. >> reporter: people made the park look like a crowded street fair. paramedics were summoned as people were over come by the heat. and the trip back up the hill was still to come. >> we are more than welcome to
around midnight and tom vacar has covered air safety forreer and has detail on what the federal team will be looking for at that crash site. >> reporter: the national transportation safety board, an independent government agency not beholden to the airlines, pilots, airports or even the faa, has the task of determining the most likely cause or causes of why asiana 214 crashed today. solving the puzzle begins with six main request questions. was it the plane? was it pilots? was it the controllers? was it the weather? was it the airport? or was it some combination of the above? in this case, much of the information is readily available, something often lacking when a plan disappears into the ocean or is vaporized in a crash or explosion. in this case, there are survivors, and witnesses. there is the flight data recorder showing how the aircraft system were actually operating. there is the cockpit voice recorder revealing what the pilots were saying. there are the air-traffic controller recordings. most of the airplane is still enough intact to be examined and there may very well be vid
editor reports, tom vacar reports, the new fine in increased rates was killed. >> reporter: the proposal reverses a proposal that essentially said. >> pg & e would pay the fines and penalties to itself. using that money to cover shareholder costs. so in effect, holding pg & e unaccountable. pg & e revenue requirement will be reduced in that they will be authorized to collect 1 billion less. >> reporter: on top of pg & e absorbing the 1 billion in cost, the utility will pay a $5 million fine to the state. but that's far less of what was recommended earlier but numerous parties. >> the puc is still too cozy with pg & e. >> reporter: pg & e just released a statement saying staff's failure to account for cost would force pg & e to pay 4 billion, about 40 times more than it has ever been forced to pay. i'm consumer editor, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now, the city of san bruno weighed in saying we commend the san bruno is still pushing for more safeguards. >>> concord police are asking for the public's help. an arrest warrant has been issued for david gleason jr. police s
reports, tom vacar reports, the new fine in increased rates was killed. >> reporter: the proposal reverses a proposal that essentially said. >> pg & e would pay the fines and penalties to itself. using that money to cover shareholder costs. so in effect, holding pg & e unaccountable. pg & e revenue requirement will be reduced in that they will be authorized to collect 1 billion less. >> reporter: on top of pg & e absorbing the 1 billion in cost, the utility will pay a $5 million fine to the state. but that's far less of what was recommended earlier but numerous parties. >> the puc is still too cozy with pg & e. >> reporter: pg & e just released a statement saying staff's failure to account for cost would force pg & e to pay 4 billion, about 40 times more than it has ever been forced to pay. i'm consumer editor, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now, the city of san bruno weighed in saying we commend the san bruno is still pushing for more safeguards. >>> concord police are asking for the public's help. an arrest warrant has been issued for david gleason jr. police say gleaso
are the result of an improving economy. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar has a look at the recovery numbers in one of the hardest hit counties. >> reporter: he is well aware home prices are climbing. here prices are up 19%. even in the best neighborhoods the recession saw prices fade by 25%. >> the market was in 2010 and this county and some areas property values went down up to 75-80%. >> the rebound is breath taking. >> tax roll is within 5.5% of what it was in 2008. at the height. >> reporter: for every dollar your taxes go up that means equity goes up 100 more dollars. >> every price range has been appreciating. >> reporter: he says the price increases are not radical. >> we are coming off of a slow market, what increases we see are the norm. i believe sellers realizing that this is a good opportunity either to sell and down size as many seniors are or also move up. >> reporter: biggest increases. home sell in four weeks, two weeks faster than a year ago. consumer editor tom vacar ktvu channel 2 news. >>> now at 6:00 p.m. a community jumps into action as police search for clues in the
's consumer editor tom vacar joins us now. tom? >> reporter: we continue to await word of any kind of progress. the fact is we may be waiting in vein. >> reporter: as bart general manager presided over a convention negotiations with bart's unions appear to be sustained. >> i think unions raised issues in orderer to not address the issues of the 23% they are asking for. the fact they don't pay for pension right now and little for medical. >> they are spending more time putting language up on their website and passing out false information to the press and going to conferences and going on vacation than they are on focusing on the real issue at hand. >> reporter: progress is elusive. >> we are negotiating today, last week and this week with all unions. >> i think she hasn't spent a lot of time in negotiations if that is how she would define what is happening. >> reporter: the inability to disagree on issues. >> we are committed to reach an agreement. on the other side the district is committed to try to bust the unions. >> i am new to the area. i try to bring in a new spirit of cooperation. didn
the price tag. tom vacar is live with more. tom? >> reporter: well, after today's meeting, some people were wondering, who is really in charge? >> good morning. >> reporter: the bay area toll authority learns of the financial responsibility rests with the private bridge designers, the private contractor, taxpayer-owned caltrans, or a combination of all. >> all three, we believe, being jointly responsible for the issue mentioned in the findings. >> reporter: those findings include specifying and ordering bolts that were not adequately protected from water and weather. caltrans and the designer jointly failed to differentiate between the uses and tensions of various bolts, picking a single-source supplier, instead of shopping around. failure to consider other kinds of anti-corrosion treatments and relying too much on industry standards as opposed to the bridge's special design needs. and caltrans and the contractors failed to better coordinate design and construction. despite all that, authorities say the new bay bridge will be just as advertised by december. but then, one of the world- renow
took the time to show off its cars of the future. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar joins us live with a look at what you could be riding in in 4 years from now. tom? >> reporter: according this. labor problems, bart has one of the oldest fleets of transportation systems in the nation. >> reporter: on the outside they will look like this. on the inside they will look something like what bart is showing off this week. 400 fennel cars are onorder with -- 410 cars are onorder with 360 -- are on order with 360 more. the cars will have the latest audio and visual signage and three doors on each side, the stead of two. the first production car comes in january of 2017. >> we ramp up to full production rate. you will see trains mid-2017. >> reporter: this is not the final design. this is a work in progress. and the most important information will come from bart customers. >> we have a frame work. certain areas where we could get the input, do changes and put those suggestions or ideas into our design. >> reporter: a new control system means more trains or often. coming up at 6:00 p.m. th
this, unions have a lot of power here in california, but 400, 000 bart riders have a lot of votes. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >> commuters usually taking bart paying up to $3 more each way to ride the bus or the ferry. othere toing san francisco found parkings are higher than usual. one great option today is telecommuting, that's if you -- look at the trade some workers made to esther commute. >>> this morning a crowd of union workers held the rally and blocked the intersection of 14 and broad way. other measures have cut their pay by 25% over the past 5 years. the city workers are represented by fdiu and one other union. and now firefighters say they have 100% containment on a grass fire that's burned 492 acres since it started just about 1:00 this afternoon. john tells us the terrains and triple digits heat causing us the problem. >> reporter: cal fire helicopters and air tankers attacked from above. firefighters protected homes in the flames. >> the flames were covering that side, i have never been so scared in my life. >> and crews bring the hill tops and smokes and forcing an
. that has yet to be determined. we'll have much more on this on the ktvu news at 5:00 and 6:00 with tom vacar. live in toekd, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, brian. >>> it started today. law enforcement officers from coast to coast taking part in a highway safety campaign on 880. the chp and ten other agencies will tighten enforcement on interstate 80 from the bay area to new jersey. the goal, to prevent fatalities on the almost 3,000-mile freeway. >>> you are looking at live pictures right now. this is interstate 880 in berkeley. the research shows a rise in deadly crashes along interstate 880 during the summer vacation time. police officers lsh out here watching -- police officers will be out here watching for drunk drivers, speeders and making sure everyone driving is wearing seat belts. >>> only on 2, a business in concord that appeared to provide internet gambling suddenly shut down when people showed up. people living near the dana point shopping center say the neighborhood has gone down hill since this internet cafe moved in under a sign that his "the hill." they
. tom vacar live now at the bay bridge toll plaza with the lingering impact of the emergency closure. >> reporter: well, the story is right here. if you look off to my right you will see the traffic going into san francisco is pretty much backed up except for the folks who have fast track who are getting through more quickly. still quite a backup as we take a look. it is very different from the scene earlier, which was surreal. very bad things can come in small packages. cal trans was not taking a chance. it was an eerie sight. a carless bay bridge. just before 1:00 they got a report of a suspicious looking package hanging on a rail of the exit ramp. fearing potential injuries or loss of life, cal trans asked the chp to close the bridge. quickly causing a monumental back up on both sides of the bridge and all the surrounding streets. >> any time if we have a suspicious debris or something that looks suspicious to one of our officers, we want to make sure it is safe for the public. we need time to evaluate that. we're going to direct people around that and keep people from accessing i
. as tom vacar find out, there were a lot more people than parking spots. >>> it wasn't even noon in del val regional parking lots were closed to cars. meaning the only way in, on foot. these people still had three miles to go on foot in brutal heat. >> our family is already down there. it's a really important holiday for us, we all just want to be together and go and swim in the lake. >>> if you ever needed proof about how important parks and open space are, well, this is it. >> i don't agree with this one. because people is hot, it's very hot. someone can pass out here. >> reporter: for many togetherness had a high price because getting there meant a high scorching trek from parking well outside the huge park. >> it's extremely hot. hopefully everybody is hydrating. heat stroke obviously is always a concern. >> reporter: nonetheless, throngs of people eked out space making the park look more like a crowded street fair. people were overcome by the relentless 100-degree plus heat. and the trek back up the hill was still to come. >> we're more than welcomed to car pool with everybody, and
it and take it away tomorrow even though you'd like to. >> reporter: tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> accidents don't happen very often at san francisco often, want to show you pictures from 2008 when an electrical fire damaged a cargo plane. the two pilots escaped without injury. 36 years before that in 1972 a cargo plane crashed into the bay just after takeoff. all three crew members on board survived and in 1971 a pan american passenger jet hit navigation gear at the end of a runway. everyone survived. in 1968 japan airlines flight 2 landed 2 miles short of the runway settling in the waters of san francisco bay, again in this incident everyone making it to safety. >>> 100. >> 100. >> this is a flight simulator showing what the final approach should look like as a pilot lands on sfo's runway 28 left. according to the ntsb briefing, the target speed of the asiana speed should have been 137 knots. however, sources tell ktvu channel 2 news the plane was moving at just 90 knots 3 miles before impact. investigators say four seconds prior to the crash the so- called stick shaker in t
of the bay bridge is underway. a unique process is being used to get the job done. tom vacar has the details now about this interesting procedure. >> reporter: the broken bolt problem notwithstanding, all of the other finishing work on the bridge, including paving the span, the last really big job goes on. >> all work is continuing on schedule. >> reporter: the paving of the 2200-foot suspension span is being covered with a special asphalt that contains high strength glue. the asphalt is being laid over steel, not concrete like the rest of the bridge. >> then there's a binder that's mixed in with the asphalt. that helps it adhere. >> reporter: when this paving is down and just the paving, it will weigh the equivalent of 1200 fully loaded semi trailer trucks, or 10 or 11 fully loaded boeing 747 jumbo jets. because this asphalt is only 2 inches thick, it will flex with the bridge, last a long time and be simple to maintain if worn or damaged. >> this is a highly durable substance. it'll be easy to fix. >> reporter: yet another development today, a quick fix unexpectedly proposed on wednesday i
plushed down the toilet. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live with a look at the damage they are doing. >> reporter: these dropped in here cause millions of dollars worth of damage and emergency repairs and you are paying for it. this machine has wipes here. >> they don't break down in the sewer like toilet paper and what happens is they clog sewers, your home pipes and our treatment plants. >> reporter: here is the problem, toilet paper once you flush it breaks down in 8 seconds. take one of these wipes. even the flushable kind, that takes 30 minutes. at least. >> they clog the pumps. we have to shut down our filts and take it -- facilities and take it out. >> reporter: they could clog your home pipes as well. >> this is a classic example of the marketing industry getting ahead of performance standards. there are no performance standards for these. >> the solution is simple and free, throw wipes in the garbage can. >> toilet paper. >> reporter: the wipes industry say the flushables are dissolvable but it is not a good idea to drop wipes into pipes. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>>
matters tougher. especially on city streets in san francisco. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> ktvu warned of the situation on the bridge. if you want to get alerts, download the ktvu app. get updates by liking us on facebook and following us on twitter. >>> this afternoon's bay bridge closure comes as a number of major events are take place all over the bay area. here's a map of six of those events. in san francisco there's the giants game. a jay z justin timberlakes oner. the john mayier is performing and there's a big drag race in sa know ma. >> reporter: what appears to be the normal friday evening commute. because of events, whether you're coming or going from san francisco, you're likely to see congestion. a suspicious package this afternoon along the bay bridge fouled up friday's commute from the get go. it's about to get worse. justin timberlake and jay z are co-headlining a candlestick concert at 7:30. that's about the time the giants-cubs game kicks off. dozens of cyclists are expected to tie up city streets. that prompted brenda taylor to come early to watch the giants. >
down to me to being grateful if what you have. it felt very ungrateful. >> tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> b.a.r.t. says its train operators make $30.22. in new york city, subway subway operators make an average of 21.87. and in chicago operators make $31. >>> the bay area's main route to reno along interstate 80 was completely shutdown. a flash flood sent water over the road. the landslide is the size of a - inches deep and we're told that clearing the slide has been more difficult than expected. the highway patrol tells us one eastbound lane did reopen at about 9:20 tonight and they hope to have the westbound lanes open by 11:30. >>> the bay area is a weather in contrast. fog nearly blanketed san francisco. elsewhere the sun was shining and it was hot with temperatures inland topping 100 degrees. and our meteorologist rosemary orozco has been monitoring the excessive heat warning for tomorrow. >> we have the extended heat advisory all the way until thursday. so4th of july at 10:30 when it's expected to expire. the national weather service has decided to extend the heat warning
. new at 6:00 p.m. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live at the ferry building. some are wondering if it would be handled better if it was private. >> reporter: generations
remarkable reason why people are willing to put themselves through this. reporting live, consumer editor tom vacar ktvu channel 2 news. >>> livermore, some of the heat in the inland areas have been oppressive. this heat wave is about to break. ktvu's mark tamayo is here with a look at the temperatures. >> finally changes around the corner. day 7 of temperatures at or above 100 degrees. we have been talking about this since saturday morning. remains in place for a few more hours, till 7:00 p.m. tonight for the valleys, the south bay and the mountains. the temperatures above 100 degrees. livermore from last week, 28 through today, high of 102 degrees this afternoon in livermore. as far as current temperatures right now. it is still hot. watt mull creek -- walnut creak 100. oakland 78. cooler near the shoreline and san francisco. coming up, we will look at the fireworks forecast for this evening. the big change you can expect for friday temperatures and a quick peak at your weekend. >>> getting into san francisco may be difficult due to the bart strike. a live picture of the toll plaza. it is b
at 6, more on the startup. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> so how are all the bart workers being received? debora villalon live with what passengers are saying. >> reporter: this station is a hub for all the lines. we've been watching the rails up there, watching the trains run in and out. the four days of turmoil, not the focus now. it's what bart customers have been waiting for. the sounds of normalcy. the chance to step on to a train once again. >> happy fourth of july. i was really happy. >> are you worried it might happen again? >> no, i think it's going to be good now. >> the battle is not over. the job is not done. >> reporter: with a truce, both sides admit they weren't anywhere near negotiating their way out of picket lines and gridlock. how close is a contract? >> close enough we'll be able to get there. >> we have withstood the assault and attack by bart on our members. >> reporter: the new clock is already ticking. you could strike again? >> we could. this is not a cooling off period. this is a a period to let bart know they have 30 days. >> reporter: pa
tons of people who use it. so i think they really need to get it together. >> reporter: tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> meantime b.a.r.t. riders are getting an opportunity to check out the transit agency's so called fleet of the future. today b.a.r.t. put on a display of a full scale mock up of a train interior in oakland. b.a.r.t. says the wooden model will give riders a look at what the trains will look like. riders will then be able to give their feed back to the transit agency. >> we are the ones that are riding the trains. and you know we know what's comfortable for us and we kind of know what kind of improvements we want to be able to have a comfortable ride, so i like that we're able to give our input. >> b.a.r.t. plans to roll out its new fleet in 2016. >>> the transit board said today it could be a year before the agency makes its final conclusion in the crash of asiana flight 214. three people died, debra herzman says her leti much of the work at the scene. they are now comparing notes behind closed doors. >> we have told people that this is a high priority investigation f
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